Melissa Rosenstein, MD, MAS


Dr. Melissa Rosenstein is a perinatologist at the Obstetrics Services and Perinatal Medicine Specialties practice and at the Prenatal Diagnostic Center. She is also an assistant professor in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. She has a special interest in hospital-wide policies that affect obstetric outcomes, including access to vaginal birth after cesarean.

Rosenstein completed her B.A. in biology at Columbia University and earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed a M.S. degree in clinical research with specialization in implementation science at UCSF. Rosenstein did her residency and fellowship at UCSF.


Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 514-2381

Hours: Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-4080
Fax: (415) 353-4077

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2007


UCSF Medical Center, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011


UCSF Medical Center, Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Greenwald SR, Gonzalez JM, Goldstein RG, Rosenstein MG. Reply. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Mar; 214(3):415-6.
  2. Rosenstein MG, Nijagal M, Nakagawa S, Gregorich SE, Kuppermann M. The Association of Expanded Access to a Collaborative Midwifery and Laborist Model With Cesarean Delivery Rates. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct; 126(4):716-23.
  3. Lewkowitz AK, Nakagawa S, Thiet MP, Rosenstein MG. Effect of stage of initial labor dystocia on vaginal birth after cesarean success. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Dec; 213(6):861.e1-5.

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